The George Mason University, Office of Compliance, Diversity and Ethics is seeking an ADA Coordinator. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Position:
Reporting to the Vice President of Compliance, Diversity and Ethics, the ADA Coordinator provides leadership to promote full inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of the campus community. The position directs, coordinates and monitors University compliance with the ADA, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Fair Housing, and all other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.
The ADA Coordinator is responsible for developing, revising, and coordinating implementation of University policies and procedures relating to persons with disabilities, tracking university progress relating to its policies and procedures, as well as state and federal laws relating to persons with disabilities, filing all necessary reports, and providing technical assistance to University units and offices.
The ADA Coordinator has University wide influence, including policy development and planning. The position requires interpretation and judgment when considering appropriate action and consequences, and handles diverse and complex issues with decisions guided by overall Mason goals and objectives. The scope of responsibility includes faculty, staff, and student employment, as well as public and student access to programs and facilities.
Applicants must have a Master's degree in a related field or a J.D;
Five years of professional experience with progressive responsibility and demonstrated experience administering reasonable accommodations, policy development and administration, complaint resolution, and providing training and technical assistance.
A minimum of two years of supervisory experience is required;
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations, including in depth knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and best practices with regard to equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and accessibility;
Must have strong organization, planning, analytical, problem solving and excellent interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, use discretion and good judgment, maintain confidentiality and work under multiple deadlines.
In-depth knowledge of ADA standards for accessible design, web accessibility, and best practices for creating and maintaining an accessible environment in a higher education setting;
Experience training large groups of employees regarding disability laws, policies, and best practices;
Experience in the successful development and implementation of educational and training programs with strong presentation and facilitation skills;
Ability to conduct research and analyze data;
Administrative experience in higher education, non-profit, or public sector organization is highly desirable;
Experience resolving concerns pertaining to disability discrimination;
Strong leadership skills and the ability to influence all levels within an institution as needed.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49726
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.